Fake Fat Produces Weight Gain

There are a dozen reasons why testing reduced calorie junk food on rats is ethically problematic, but it’s still kind of great when the results torpedo a frankenfood product’s commercial viability:

In a new study released today by Purdue University, researchers found that rats who were fed Olean-containing potato chips as part of a high-fat diet ate more overall and gained more weight than those who were fed a high fat diet and regular, full-fat potato chips.

Good reporting here on the many worrisome effects of Olean. They had me at anal leakage. Link.